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sbg homes

sbg homes
VIC
1, 2

Did you contact the building info line? Let them know they are way over their completion date or days as according to your contract. They will give you advice based on…

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No progress
May 04, 2018 8:46 pm

Porter Davis

Porter Davis
VIC

I built with Henley and my soil test came back M but had rock about $5k extra - no slab upgrade required

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WaldorfMM
May 04, 2018 7:24 pm
steel
steel
4 May

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread

Building 2 storey with APG Homes in WA – Our build thread
WA
1, 2, 3, 4

How much did your builder charge you to break into your bathroom glass with the wall?

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steel
May 04, 2018 9:20 am
PVBuild
PVBuild
4 May

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block

KDR: Metricon Signature Split Level Sloping Block
VIC
1 ... 8, 9, 10

Hey Chris, place in Coburg called Magic Furniture. Looks like a divebon the outside but they have some seriously nice things, everything Aussie made so custom if you want.

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PVBuild
May 04, 2018 8:46 am

Henley Homes

Henley Homes
VIC
1 ... 126, 127, 128

We chose the deluxe pet package with 8 zones ($1500) for our double storey and I feel it’s enough to cover the house. The tech who installs the alarm will select the…

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firsttime_homies1401
May 03, 2018 11:32 pm
firsttime_homies1401
Mt.view
Mt.view
3 May

Building Plantation Trinity Lux Q1 @ Oxley - Brisbane

Building Plantation Trinity Lux Q1 @ Oxley - Brisbane
QLD
1, 2, 3

The frame stage was done at lightning speed! Interesting to see the build had sand on site for site prep.

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Mt.view
May 03, 2018 10:43 pm
Mt.view

Had a free moment, and had some photos of the staircase. The old staircase, once painted looked hideous. The painter that was sent to paint it and stain in, was crap…

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223552
May 03, 2018 3:10 pm
Home_17
Home_17
3 May

Opening under the driveway

Opening under the driveway

We are building in a little flooding zoon and DA approval has been required to be opening Min size of 1m*0.15mH under the driveway. Does any one know about this or have…

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Home_17
May 03, 2018 3:04 pm
shc
shc
3 May

Sloping slab on a slightly sloping lot

Sloping slab on a slightly sloping lot

Thanks for your reply. My intention was not to save money. Two issues, each retaining wall takes around 20cm off the frontage, so 40cm lost. And When we do our own…

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shc
May 03, 2018 1:36 pm

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Contract Signed

First Home - Fairhaven Homes - Contract Signed
VIC
1, 2

Hi Poniri Would you like to join my thread? I have another person who just had their colour appointment with Fairhaven. We would love to have you there ☺ …

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GEOnTREY
May 03, 2018 12:30 pm
Mt.view
Mt.view
3 May

Newbie Advice on House size

Newbie Advice on House size

On one side with just 10k extra for 3.3SQ in internal space seem to be an bargain. On the other side, do you need the extra 3.3SQ? We are building a 42SQ house on 477m2…

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Mt.view
May 03, 2018 11:37 am
Mt.view

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate

Building Simonds Express - Westbury Premium - East Estate
VIC
1 ... 9, 10, 11

There's definitely a gas meter there. They were broken into some time ago, which caused part of the house to be flooded....perhaps that is still being repaired? Time will…

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smithfamily
May 03, 2018 10:22 am

We went with Stone for our bristol28, here are some pics

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cranbourne23
May 03, 2018 9:04 am

Question regarding Piers

Question regarding Piers
QLD

Hi Caydenn, so surprised to see you have so many piers in your slab. How much additional cost you paid for the slab piers? My block is classified as "H2" but the builder…

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larry1124
May 03, 2018 1:29 am
tand
tand
3 May

Feedback on Hall&Hart Homes

Feedback on Hall&Hart Homes
NSW

Hi Merry, Ask the Hall & Hart team at Kellyville and they might be able to assist. The sites are closed off so you can't go in but you can get a feel for the build from…

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tand
May 03, 2018 12:18 am

Building in Spring Farm (Parkview) Section5B Corbett Close

Building in Spring Farm (Parkview) Section5B Corbett Close
NSW

Thank you the only issue is the builder has gone up now by $70K plus the out of court difference is around $25K so around $100K out of pocket if we built back in…

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Frustrating Games
May 02, 2018 6:44 pm

Occupancy cert

Occupancy cert
NSW

In our case, our builder organised getting the interim occupation certificate for us and we had it a couple of weeks after the handover meeting. We'll need to get the…

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ravsingh21
May 02, 2018 12:08 pm

H2 Slab without Piers

H2 Slab without Piers
VIC

Good point brought up by Leonardo_23 about the trees You should be able to find out about your land before it was subdivided (if it had trees) with historical Google Earth search.

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building-expert
May 02, 2018 7:54 am
building-expert

Building at Catherine Park

Building at Catherine Park
NSW
1 ... 10, 11, 12

Thanks Kurdie, That's good to hear. This is our second build with wisdom and they were great the first time. We also had a Phil as our SS in our first build not sure if…

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alce4463
May 02, 2018 7:38 am

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV

First Home - Custom Design in Ipswich - Fireplace & TV
QLD
1 ... 27, 28, 29

It adds up quickly! We had most things included in the build but still found a way to spend money lol

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allblaqk
May 01, 2018 9:45 pm
allblaqk
ny8wolf
ny8wolf
1 May

mirvac v latitude37 v comdain

mirvac v latitude37 v comdain

anyone with experience with custom building with any of those three? I've narrowed it down to these three options with Comdain looking slightly expensive and other two…

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ny8wolf
May 01, 2018 8:46 pm
r_13
r_13
1 May

Glendale 45 vs 50

Glendale 45 vs 50

What are 'mushroom' doors?

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r_13
May 01, 2018 7:33 pm
r_13

Here we go again...

Here we go again...
VIC
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Yes it is. I was a little anxious about choosing surfmist (white wasn’t an option with our builder), as surfmist isn’t a white white, but you can hardly notice.

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PolkaDots
May 01, 2018 7:32 pm
damson
damson
1 May

Building our dream home- Fairhaven Queenscliff in Riverwalk

Building our dream home- Fairhaven Queenscliff in Riverwalk
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks! This is our third build and our second build left us a little scarred so we have been a bit apprehensive in going with another mass production builder. Be sure…

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damson
May 01, 2018 4:19 pm
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Ladybug09
May 01, 2018 2:35 pm
Ladybug09

Brooklyn 14 Coral

Brooklyn 14 Coral
NSW

We are building with Coral in North Brisbane and have had a great experience so far. They are currently doing our roof. Other people I have spoken to in North Brisbane…

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bestspecials
May 01, 2018 2:32 pm
bestspecials

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park

WA - Ben Trager - Hammond Park
WA

Steel, sounds like you are all over it. I would recommend installing downlights/ or anything else TV/Data/Pre wire IP Cameras while the build is happening underneath the…

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sparky_JsP
May 01, 2018 12:57 pm
sparky_JsP

Distinctive Homes Adelaide

Distinctive Homes Adelaide
SA

Hi, we have signed up with them and will be hopefully commencing the build soon! How has your experience been? Cheers!

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Ajoshi1983
May 01, 2018 12:48 pm

Our Vogue 33 by Henley is taking shape. Slab laid and frame nearing completion.

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DaveL
May 01, 2018 11:37 am

Horizon Marsden park!

Horizon Marsden park!
NSW
1, 2

Thanks for the update on the registration Jay-Tee. We have an FB group for future Horizon residents if you're interested. Cheers!

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parlayman
May 01, 2018 9:27 am
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tina v
May 01, 2018 7:34 am
Hurrow
Hurrow
1 May

Fencing issue in Victoria

Fencing issue in Victoria
VIC

Hi Mrs_W, Thanks very much for your insights! The neighbor has sold the land to the developer that we purchased from originally. I spoke to the developer on the phone…

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Hurrow
May 01, 2018 6:53 am
algernon
algernon
30 April

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas

Final Floorplans - Advice & Ideas
SA

Unfortunately, I don't have an easy answer for that either, without flowing into the media room and/or living area. But I will note that beds 2 and 3 will have a very…

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algernon
Apr 30, 2018 11:03 pm

Thanks, no the bricks are called chiffon, it’s an urban one range. The lighting can make such a difference, here is one from the front

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CamillaS
Apr 30, 2018 7:47 pm
CamillaS
Lyn013
Lyn013
30 April

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310

GJ Gardner Mountain Views 310
NSW

There was a display home in Gunnedah of the Mountain Views 275. It is closed now but I googled GJGardner Mountain Views and I came across the YouTube walkthrough of it.…

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Lyn013
Apr 30, 2018 7:37 pm
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dillongl
Apr 30, 2018 1:26 pm
dillongl
MacRock
MacRock
30 April

Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost

Rock excavation!!!! How much would it cost
NSW
1, 2

Any help would be really appreciated I am educating myself re the cost of rock excavation Our report shows rock (xw) at DCP40+ Our single story house and granny…

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MacRock
Apr 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Steffiie
Steffiie
30 April

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33

Building Porter Davis Vancouver 33
VIC

Hi Sammy! We have paid our $2000 deposit and are building the Vancouver 33 with most of the options you have listed! Here's ours below: - Rhode…

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Steffiie
Apr 30, 2018 12:23 pm

Ross North, Dale Alcock and Atrium Homes - experiences on ea

Ross North, Dale Alcock and Atrium Homes - experiences on ea
WA

Shieldsy Couldn't agree more with communications and on site checking. Unfortunately Sales & Prestart Employees don't build homes that is left to Low cost/ rate…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 30, 2018 8:37 am
StructuralBIMGuy
IamSAM
IamSAM
30 April

New Breeze Bardia

New Breeze Bardia
NSW

Lots facing Macdonald will bear the brunt of the traffic which will increase substantially with the new developments in the area. In my view, the smart living design…

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IamSAM
Apr 30, 2018 8:35 am
IamSAM
Tash801
Tash801
29 April

Coral Homes Marcoola

Coral Homes Marcoola
NSW
1 ... 11, 12, 13

Do you mind telling me around about how much the concrete was. We will have a similar amount and I'm trying to budget for everything

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Tash801
Apr 29, 2018 5:59 pm
lolly72
lolly72
29 April

Occupancy Certificate

Occupancy Certificate

When you receive your occupancy certificate, should you receive all the other documentation with it like the waterproofing, termite barrier, double glazing, insulation…

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lolly72
Apr 29, 2018 5:54 pm
icat2000
icat2000
29 April

Langdon builders ballarat

Langdon builders ballarat
VIC

Great. They been good. Catherine was our build consultant and she is great. And so far the build is going well. Are you building in Ballarat?

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icat2000
Apr 29, 2018 5:27 pm
icat2000
aussieta
aussieta
29 April

Gas Meter & Electricity Box

Gas Meter & Electricity Box
NSW

regs are 500mm between gas meter and meter box or ignition source so joanna yours is non compliant with that powerpoint there as to bedroom i dont believe there is a…

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aussieta
Apr 29, 2018 1:17 pm
aussieta

Been a little while since our last post. Been way too busy with a new position at work. Things have been going well, tiling is happening now, and should be finished this…

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Mathew_Nikki
Apr 29, 2018 12:56 pm
Mathew_Nikki
Oz3429
Oz3429
29 April

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC

New Henley Electra build in Mernda/VIC
VIC
1, 2, 3

Thanks for the update; the kitchen looks great. Looks like you'll be in your home very soon. Glad to hear Henley have been ok to deal with; reviews of Henley have me in…

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Oz3429
Apr 29, 2018 10:46 am

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?

Has anyone made a list of things to compare Builders?
WA

Hi wazza23 I suggest min 6+ builders the more builders the better the analysis/comparison It's not a document or checklist as such but a mathematical analysis app hth ...…

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StructuralBIMGuy
Apr 29, 2018 10:08 am
StructuralBIMGuy
arcadelt
arcadelt
29 April

Prices for items that weren't installed in house

Prices for items that weren't installed in house

If this is after the house is built, I suspect the outdoor tap will be a bit more than pandibabi has suggested.

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arcadelt
Apr 29, 2018 8:19 am
sparky_JsP
sparky_JsP
29 April

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA

Portifino HGWA - Homegroup Karnup WA
WA
1, 2

Hi JaNelly, Following along, nice spot Karnup! Pitty about the water tank location, but yes higher ceilings is a win!

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sparky_JsP
Apr 29, 2018 7:35 am
sparky_JsP


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